Naira Marley, Timi Dakolo, others react as lawmakers consider a change of name for Nigeria
Nigerian celebrities like Naira Marley, Timi Dakolo, Lilian Esoro and others have reacted to the news of Lawmakers considering a change of name for name.
Recall that the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic (UAR). This obviously is not going down well with many Nigerians and some celebrities have taken to their social media pages to react to this.
Timi Dakolo wrote on Twitter;
“Now that you people are planning to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic, What will I do with My Great nation song?! Una Dey stress me too much.”
Naira Marley wrote;
“Omo Na me go sing the new national Anthem for UAR”
Lilian Esoro wrote;
“UAR really??? How did we get here ?? It’s not really about the name! Will the consititutuion and dictators change? Lord Lugard and Flora Shaw … I hope you’re happy now… SMH”
@naturalssupreme wrote “Chasing rat wen your house is on, dat is what our leaders is doing. Me Sha no ready to learn new national anthem oooo”
@jhule__ wrote “Our problem is not from the name…corruption is not found in the spelling of NIGERIA!!”
@couldy_rhat wrote “To be honest!! Misplaced priorities”
@helenskilz wrote “Changing the name is not our problem…..”
@fauzyram_ventures wrote “Sense. It will change nothing at all. We need change in security and lots of others not change of name. That one doesn’t matter abegg”
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe feels irritated and frustrated over the proposed plan of the Nigerian House Of Representative to change the name of the country.
The House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic.
Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, had submitted the proposal to the South West Zonal Public Hearing committee in Lagos.
While presenting the proposal, he said Nigeria’s current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed.
Reacting to this, Mercy Aigbe, in a post shared on her Instagram page, questioned if the current name is the problems troubling the country.
Nollywood actrewss, Uche Ogbodo has taken to Instagram to lament bitterly about how her unborn child needs to lose some weight.
According to the expectant mum, her baby is so big and she is considering taking Lipton or plain coffee to help her lose some weight.
Taking to Instagram to say this, the 35-year-old wrote;
“All Hail the ME the FOODIE, the most beautiful thing in all is that My Bunny has grown So Big, I am considering Drinking plain Lipton or Plain Coffee to help her Lose some weight …Does anyone know tips on how to reduce Baby weight before birth? .Abeg make Unah Peep @anitajoseph8 food”
Netizens are currently dragging former Big Brother Naija Housemate Natacha Akinde, popularly known as Tacha, over a statement many termed insensitive about the reality TV show.
In a video making the rounds on social media, the reality star and brand influencer refutes claims that the Big Brother Naija Show helped her career and life.
While making a mockery of the popular saying that BBN helped her, Tacha said Big Brother gave her a platform, and she gave them a show as ‘Pepper Dem Season’ is meaningless without her.
Tacha also warned people against having an opinion on every post, and if they do not have a useful comment, they should keep quiet.
In her words: Helped whose life? What? Una dey crack me…
Gospel music minister, Testimony Jaga, has dropped the official video for his song, “My Evidence”.
He teams up with the evergreen Frank Edwards to deliver this banging new single.
The visuals were directed by the talented Akin Alabi.
Watch the video below:
The Defence Headquarters has debunked rumours of planned mass retirement of senior officers in the Nigerian Army, following the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Yahaya is of Course 37 and this has led to speculations that there could be retirement of senior officers.
However, addressing journalists at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Benard Onyeuko, dispelled such insinuation.
Onyeuko said, “At this point, you are all aware of the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.
“This has stirred up lot of rumours in the media about mass retirement in the military.
“I wish to use this…
Source: Kemi Filani News
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